Mindfulness has always been a skill that eludes me mostly because I have a hard time focusing on only the present, and I saw nothing wrong with that until rather recently. To me, living in the past and harboring my regrets was a way for me to keep from making the same mistakes again. In reality, I think I focused so heavily on the past that it began to bog me down and prevent me from moving on with my life.
Zakiya has her degree in journalism from Ryerson University and currently works as a freelance content writer based in Toronto. Zak is a dedicated journal-er and enjoys writing and reading fiction, particularly science fiction, in her free time. Mental illness is something that has touched her life and the lives of her loved ones, so she is supportive of anything that brings attention to and provides new perspectives about mental health.